Agenda Report # 123
1. Describe your projected use(s) for the building
2. Describe your projected use(s) for the land surrounding the building,
including site plan.
Provide an estimated timeline for completion of the redevelopment project. Do not
include actual dates in the timeline, rather days, weeks and months.
Describe how the project will adhere to the deed restrictions.
Describe how you will preserve the architectural features of the building.
Provide realistic, verifiable financial projections and sources of revenue for the
initial rehabilitation of the building.
Financial Feasibility Plan
Provide a financial feasibility plan for the ongoing operation of the site when fully
Provide resumes of the development team members, which demonstrate relevant
Experience with Similar Projects
1. Describe your experience with historic rehabilitation and/or adaptive reuse
2. For the five (5) most recently completed historic rehabilitation and/or adaptive
use projects, provide the client name, contact name, telephone & fax numbers,
email address, project cost and date of completion.
3. Indicate whether the respondent has been involved in any litigation/claims
regarding historic rehabilitation and/or adaptive use projects.
During the six (6) month extension period it will be necessary for the City to maintain the property by keeping the grass cut in compliance with City Code and keep the building secured. No other maintenance or stabilization efforts will be performed on the building during this period.
Financial Considerations: The City will be required to maintain the exterior of the property in accordance with City standards.
Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: None
Legal Considerations: None
Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize the City Manager to retain ownership of the Claflin School property located on 5th Avenue for an additional six (6) month period.
WHEREAS, the City accepted ownership of the Claflin School property on January 22, 2013 in Resolution 32-13 in lieu of allowing the property to revert to the ownership of the Federal Government and,
WHEREAS, the City desired to pursue development opportunities for the property in compliance with specific deed restrictions on the use of the property and,
WHEREAS, the City conducted a Request for Proposal process for development of the property and did not receive a viable proposal for development of the property.
WHEREAS, a public meeting was held on April 22, 2014 to determine if there was additional public interest in developing the property. At the public meeting a group of citizens requested the City retain ownership of the property for an additional six (6) months to allow the public the opportunity to pursue alternatives to develop the property and,
WHEREAS, the approval by Council of a six month extension would require any proposals for redevelopment be submitted to the City no later than November 26, 2014.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
That the City Manager is hereby authorized to retain ownership of the Claflin School property for an additional period of six (6) months to allow the public to pursue development of a viable redevelopment opportunity for the property that is consistent with the deed restrictions on the property. All proposal would be required to be submitted to the City Manager's Office no later than November 26, 2014.
Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor